Posted By:Tanya Heckenberg
Subject:ROBILLIARD's of Channel Islands and Australia
Post Date:July 30, 2011 at 03:38:27
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Forum:Robillard Family Genealogy Forum
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Can anyone help me find the link from the channel islands back to France??

My GGGG-grandfather was James Robilliard (or Jacques)b. 1755 St Peter Port Guernsey, married Marie Hill b.1758.

They had 11 Children:
James 1780
Jenette 1783
Jean 1783
Pierre 1786
Anne 1788
Judith Langlow 1791
Samuel 1793
Marie 1796
Henry 1799 (my Ancestor who immigrated to Aust c.1872)
William 1802
Susanne 1803

I have been advised James's father may be 'Pierre' but I haven't been able to verify this due to lack of resources in being able to access Channel Islands sites from Australia.

I am aware our family changed their name when leaving france possibly was 'Rebilliard', I thought I'd try this forum in case anyone had any links back to any of these surnames or locations. I believe i have relatives around Toronto, who immigrated from Channel Islands.

would love to share info, hopefully someone out there can find a link!

Also, majority of family are seaman or sail makers, hope this helps, and thanks for reading :)

Tanya Heckenberg (nee Robilliard, Victoria Australia)